The Senior Staff Attorney will litigate individual and class action cases raising constitutional and statutory claims in Alabama and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels. S/he may engage in legislative work and public advocacy related to civil rights issues, particularly relating to adult and juvenile justice reform.
This position is specifically envisioned to focus on advancing criminal justice reform in Alabama. This may include, but will not be limited to: advancing sentencing reform; addressing unconstitutional conditions in Alabama’s juvenile, adult, and immigrant detention facilities; and other issues relating to over-policing, the denial of due process in the criminal justice system, racial disparities, and/or collateral consequences of justice system involvement. The focus of the position may change as warranted by changes in the law, the circumstances in Alabama, and/or the needs of the organization.
Education and Experience:
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Other Special Considerations:
This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of a person in this position.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, a 5 page writing sample and a copy of your law school transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable).
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.
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